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By Moming Zhou | BloombergBusinessweek Crude futures rebounded with stocks after a market selloff prompted by concerns over rising supply and weak demand growth took a pause. Brent, the benchmark for half the world’s oil, advanced from a five-year low. West Texas Intermediate shrugged off an increase in supplies at Cushing, the delivery point for [...]

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AGMASTER Report 12/17/14

On December 17, 2014 - 10:28 AM By

Written 12/12/14 JAN BEANS There were many cross currents this week – a record South America crop in the works, a friendly USDA monthly report, a plunging crude oil mkt, a break-out corn mkt & solid exports – but when all the smoke cleared, Jan Beans paid most attention to the exports – posting its [...]

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Morning Grains 12/17/14

On December 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM By

DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 91,036 lots, or 3.99 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Jan-15 4,616 4,631 4,611 4,619 4,624 4,619 -5 18,532 119,234 Mar-15 4,352 4,352 4,308 4,338 4,331 4,336 5 46 120 May-15 4,317 4,339 4,305 4,310 4,324 [...]

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Morning Softs 12/17/14

On December 17, 2014 - 10:11 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Futures were lower on weaker US housing data nd as the Ruble continued to implode. However, prices overall held the range even with the bad action. It is still posible that a seasonal low is being made, but there remain few reasons to expect a big bull market to begin in the [...]

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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 11 lower at 145’13, 10 Yr. Notes 4.5 lower at 127’16.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 3.5 lower at 119’10. Quite a bit has happened since my last “Report” on Dec. 11th. Both the value of the Russian Ruble and the cost of Oil have dropped sharply pushing the Bonds higher [...]

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This morning at 7:30 A.M. two reports will be released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and real Earnings and at 9:30 A.M. we have Energy Information Administration (EIA) and at 3:00 P.M. we have Dairy Product Sales. All in All the market is trying to gage what the FED will announce today if anything at [...]

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Not My Problem. The Energy Report 12/17/14

On December 17, 2014 - 8:22 AM By

Russia intervenes in the ruble to try to slow a currency meltdown, plunging oil prices cause stress in the credit markets, and deflation forces in the European Union and Asia threaten their financial stability. Of course as far as the Federal Reserve Board is concerned, well it’s not their problem. The Federal Open Market Committee is [...]

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Morning Grains 12/16/14

On December 16, 2014 - 10:57 AM By

DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 157,394 lots, or 6.88 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Jan-15 4,633 4,640 4,618 4,622 4,639 4,624 -15 24,054 124,854 Mar-15 4,327 4,335 4,327 4,335 4,382 4,331 -51 4 134 May-15 4,350 4,357 4,311 4,322 4,364 [...]

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Morning Softs 12/16/14

On December 16, 2014 - 10:05 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices continue to trade in a sideways fashion, but is starting to show signs that a seasonal bottom has been found. Nearby months closed slightly higher, but deferred months closed a little lower. Trading ranges were narrow, and the market seems to be in a holiday mood already. Better US economic data [...]

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Amid the FOMC meeting today and tomorrow and yesterday’s deadline of government healthcare leaving lots of people in limbo as people were having trouble trying to get insured online and phones were backed up and the government employees knew when it was closing time because the phones were not answered after closing time leaving a [...]

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If falling energy prices are such a good thing for the global economy then why are we seeing so much turmoil?  Oil prices continue to plunge as Russia hikes interest rates to 17% and China’s manufacturing sector slips into contraction falling to 49.5. Deflation fears in Europe rise as UK CPI fell to 1 percent [...]

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By BARANI KRISHNAN • Reuters NEW YORK • Crude prices came under renewed selling pressure Monday after OPEC said it would not cut oil output despite fears of a glut, and a UAE official opposed holding an emergency meeting of the producer group to fix prices. Benchmark Brent oil fell to nearly $60 a barrel [...]

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